A.A.S. IT-Project Management
60
Credit Hours
24
Month Completion
Class Type
100% online
Next Start Date
Nov 6, 2023
Cost Per Credit

Make the most of your experience with an IT-project management associate degree

Build on your IT or project management certificates and certifications and keep moving forward with Franklin’s 100% online Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in IT-Project Management. By maximizing your previous learning credits and any previous community or technical college coursework, you can earn your associate degree in as few as eight months. 

As an added bonus, the credits you’ll earn as part of your A.A.S. program position you for seamless transition into a number of Franklin’s in-demand bachelor’s degree programs in business or technology. 

 

Program Availability

On Site

Max Credit for Work + Life

Get up to 30 credits for professional training + certificates.

Balance Life + Learning

Take one 6-week online class at a time.   

Keep Moving Forward

Seamlessly transfer your A.A.S. credits toward a Franklin bachelor’s.

Program Overview

Build your knowledge in management, management information systems and IT-project management

Designed to provide you with ultimate flexibility to choose courses aligned with your career interests in technology and business, you’ll find the A.A.S. in IT-Project Management curriculum to be highly customizable. Three required major area courses in management, management information systems and IT-project management will provide you with knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of roles, organizations or industries.

Leverage your certificates, training or previously earned credit - and finish your A.A.S. faster

Benefit from Franklin’s generous transfer-credit and our innovative approach to prior learning credit and get credit toward your degree before you take your first class. 

The A.A.S. IT-Project Management is designed to help you maximize your previous learning by accepting up to 40 hours of college credit. Up to 30 hours of the 40 hour maximum can be collected through prior learning credit, which is awarded for the completion of  professional training or industry-aligned certificates. You can also supplement prior learning credit with transfer credit for previously completed coursework at a community, career or technical college.  

Earn an A.A.S. degree that keeps you moving forward in IT or business

Not only can the IT-Project Management A.A.S. degree prepare you for immediate employment managing or leading IT projects, it also puts you on a path toward continued academic achievement and professional development. When you’re ready to achieve your next milestone, your associate degree credits can be applied toward a transfer-friendly business or technology bachelor’s degree at Franklin. 

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Future Start Date

Start dates for individual programs may vary and are subject to change. Please request free information & speak with an admission advisor for the latest program start dates.

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

60 Semester Hours
Non-technical Curriculum
General Education

Applied General Education

PF 121 - Basic Learning Strategies (2)

This course introduces students to the Franklin University community and provides strategies for successful transition to and participation in that community. Topics include University resources and procedures, strategies for advancing communication skills, the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments, and the development of an academic and career plan.

OR PF 321 - Learning Strategies (2)

This course prepares students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Franklin courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferable between the two environments. The course includes strategies for advancing communication skills, including the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments. The assignments and activities in the course are created to closely simulate teamwork found in the workplace.

SPCH 100 - Speech Communication (4)

This public-speaking course emphasizes the fundamentals of extemporaneous speaking. Skill-building activities and assignments focus on research, organization, reasoning, style and delivery of presentations as well as listening and audience engagement.

OR COMM 150 - Interpersonal Communication (4)

By using applied critical and creative thinking, students in this course will develop a set of communication skills that will enhance their personal and professional relationships and endeavors. This course will focus on skill development in key areas such as self, perception, listening, verbal messages, conversations, relationships, conflict management, persuasion, and public speaking.

8 credits from the following types of courses:
Complete any course at the 100 or 200 level

English Composition
ENG 120 - College Writing (4)

In this course, students acquire the writing competence necessary for conducting and presenting research. A variety of assignments, beginning with personal reflections, build upon one another, as students develop ideas that respond to, critique, and synthesize the positions of others. Students systematize and organize knowledge in ways that will help them in all of their courses. The course also emphasizes the elements of good writing style, appropriate grammar and mechanics, clarity of language, and logical and cohesive development. It culminates in submission of a documented research paper.

Mathematics

At least 4 credits from the following courses:

MATH 215 - Statistical Concepts (4)

This course introduces the student to statistics with business applications. The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics included are: measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; graphical displays of data; linear regression; basic probability concepts; binomial and normal probability distributions; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing. These topics will be covered using a basic knowledge of algebra and Microsoft Excel. Note, this course has proctored exam(s).

Choose MATH 140 or MATH 150 as the prerequisite. Course can count as a General Education or University Elective.

Science

4 credits from the following types of courses:
Any Science course

Social and Behavioral Sciences

4 credits from the following types of courses:
Any Social and Behavioral Science course (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology disciplines)

Technical Curriculum
Major Area Required
MIS 200 - Management Information Systems (4)

The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise. These fundamentals are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has caused change or brought about new concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the managerial issues that are relevant to usage of computers. The student will be given problems isolating these issues and will be asked to propose solutions with alternatives.

MGMT 312 - Principles of Management (4)

This course explores the basic concepts and processes of management. Students will explore the functional roles and processes of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling comprising the manager role. Students develop skills related to the manager function that are required in today's competitive environment.

ITEC 430 - Information Technology Project Management (4)

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of information technology project management and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling of resources to accomplish specific project goals. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. While the focus is on information technology projects, the principles follow the nine project management knowledge areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK? Guide Third Edition and thus are applicable to the management of any project. Topics will include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Project management software utilization is emphasized.

Major Elective

12 credits from the following subjects: BSAD, BUSA, COMP, DATA, ISEC, ISPM, IDL, MIS

Or transfer related coursework, micro-credentials, professional certificates, or career and technical education (ITEC).

University Electives

6 credits from the following types of courses:
Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses

Or transfer any college-level coursework, certificates, micro-credentials, certifications, credentials, licenses, or career and technical programs.

Additional Requirements

All students are required to pass College Writing (ENG 120), and either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) or Learning Strategies (PF 321) prior to enrolling in any course at the 200 level or above. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass PF 121 Basic Learning Strategies in place of PF 321 Learning Strategies. Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) or Speech Communication (SPCH 100) must be taken prior to enrolling in any course at the 300 level or above. Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.

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Career Opportunities

IT Specialist

IT specialists help support the execution and monitoring of technology-related projects, such as software development, installations, upgrades and migrations.

Technical Support Specialist

Technical support specialists provide computer equipment support, ranging from installing and testing hardware and software to training end users.

Help Desk Specialist

Help desk specialists log, track and respond to information technology support requests, especially hardware- and/or software-related issues.

Network Specialist

Network specialists assist in troubleshooting and mitigating network problems, as well as resolving operational issues and restoring services.

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